UNMC announces transfer agreement with Metropolitan Community College

Students will find it easier to pursue health careers thanks to recent transfer agreements signed between UNMC and Metropolitan Community College (Metro). The agreements outline Metro courses that will fulfill certain prerequisite requirements to all UNMC programs.

April 4, 2002

NHS Board approves funds for design of Clinical Center of Excellence

The NHS Board of Directors recently approved the expense of funds to proceed with design and architectural plans for the proposed Clinical Center of Excellence to be built between the University and Clarkson towers.

April 4, 2002

Orthopaedic training on time, on track with Dr. Mormino

Students who are late to the weekly 6 a.m. fracture conferences led by Matt Mormino, M.D., often learn about one of his notorious traits the hard way.

Matt Mormino, M.D., is one of four faculty members who will receive UNMC’s Outstanding Teacher Award Thursday, April 11 at 4 p.m. during the Annual Faculty meeting in the Eppley Science Hall Amphitheater. He is the second award recipient to be profiled in UNMC Today.

April 3, 2002

Jewelry-making skills launch St. Germain’s dental career

Long before designer braces came into style, Henry St. Germain, D.M.D., was using jewelry-making skills to restore people’s smiles.

The foundation for Dr. St. Germain’s dental career was his father’s jewelry and watch-making business. It would have been his business, too, had his parents not encouraged him to take craftsmanship to the next level and enter dental school.

Henry St. Germain, D.M.D., is one of four faculty members who will receive UNMC’s Outstanding Teacher Award Thursday, April 11 at 4 p.m. during the Annual Faculty meeting in the Eppley Science Hall Amphitheater. Dr. St. Germain is the first recipient to be profiled this week in UNMC Today.

April 2, 2002

UNMC student receives AMA Foundation Leadership Award

Lori Brunner, a fourth-year medical student at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, is one of 50 young medical professionals to have received the American Medical Association Foundation Leadership Award. The award is given annually to 25 medical students and 25 resident and fellow physicians for their exceptional leadership among their peers and achievements in non-clinical community activities.

April 2, 2002

UNMC professor receives CGEA’s Medical Education Laureate Award

The Association of American Medical College’s Central Group on Educational Affairs recently awarded Fred McCurdy, M.D., Ph.D., associate chair for pediatric education in UNMC’s department of pediatrics, with its 2002 Medical Education Laureate. The award recognizes individuals who have made long-standing, substantive contributions to medical education and contributed significantly to the growth and development of the organization.

April 1, 2002

New e-mail address for sending Thank ‘U’ Rewards

Due to the success of UNMC’s Thank ‘U’ Reward program, Human Resource has developed an e-mail account dedicated to the program. Beginning today, requests to send a Thank ‘U’ Reward should be made to The dedicated e-mail address will enable several individuals in Human Resources to access the account and expedite processing of the awards.

April 1, 2002

Tornado Awareness Week April 1-5, mock drills April 3

April 1-5 is Tornado Awareness Week. On Wednesday, April 3, UNMC will be participating in a statewide tornado awareness exercise. The exercise will consist of a mock tornado watch at 10:30 a.m., followed by a mock tornado warning at 10:40 a.m. The exercise will not be held if severe weather is in the area. (The backup date is Thursday, April 4).

April 1, 2002

Study examines home-based cardiac rehabilitation vs. traditional cardiac rehab

Researchers at the UNMC College of Nursing have received a $100,000 grant from the American Heart Association to conduct a preliminary study to determine whether home-based cardiac rehabilitation is an effective alternative to traditional cardiac rehabilitation.

UNMC researchers will study 50 Omaha-area study participants, age 40- to 80-years-old, who have had a heart attack or coronary artery bypass. The clinical site for the study will be Nebraska Health System (NHS).

March 29, 2002

College of Dentistry to provide free dental care to 185 underserved children

UNMC’s College of Dentistry will host Children’s Dental Day Monday, April 8. The day-long event will provide 185 children from Lincoln, Beatrice, Grand Island and Harvard, a day of free dental screening, diagnosis, care and education.

March 29, 2002

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